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Level 2 Basic Skills Instructor Certification Course - San Diego, CA

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Hands on training for conducting beginner to intermediate level coaching, and preparation for leading group rides or MTB guiding in the back country.

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Course Length = 3.25 days  (28 Hrs)

Course Price = $697 (Current IMBA membership required)

Completion of the course with passing the two practical exams and the written test will qualify an individual to:

  • Lead individual or group mountain bike rides
  • Provide mountain bike instruction on basic bike handling skills
  • Provide private instruction for beginner and intermediate level riders through clinics, camps, events
  • Provide appropriate bike set up recommendations (bar/seat height, brake/shifter positioning, basic compression & rebound settings)
  • Support IMBA-ICP Lead Instructors at clinics/camps/events

Medical Qualifications = Basic First Aid and CPR

Skills Covered = Neutral and Ready Positions, Bike/Body Separation, Braking, Shifting, Turning, Climbing, and more.

Technical Qualifications =  5+ years mountain biking experience, good communication and personable skills, passionate about riding and a strong desire to help others have more fun and progress safely.  It is NOT a requirement to have the Level 1 certification.

Other Information =  All Level 2 certification courses will cover the material for being a Ride Guide in addition to a Basic Skills Instructor.  Your IMBA membership must be current to register for any ICP course.

For information on IMBA's instructor insurance policy go to:

A manual is included in the course fee.

Thursday's session is 5-8pm (classroom setting)

Friday-Sunday are 9-5pm with an hour break for lunch.

A detailed schedule will be emailed prior to the course.

Participants will meet outside of the Velodrome.  Most on-trail trainings will take place in Balboa Park.

Cancellation Policy = A partial refund will be given for cancellations made 14 to 21 days before the course date. Full refunds 22 days or more and no refunds 13 days or less before course start date.

Hotel Options: 

Lafayette Hotel 2223 El Cajon Boulevard San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 296-2101
Starts at $89 a night.  Close to the park.

Best Western Seven Seas 411 Hotel Circle South San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 291-1300‎
Starts at $68, down in Mission Valley.

The Sofia Hotel (Downtown) 150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA (619) 234-9200
Bike friendly!

Thursday evening meeting location:
May 16th, 2013 5:00 PM   through   May 19th, 2013 5:00 PM
Level 2 Certification Course ($675 for current IMBA US members) $ 750.00

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